Edward Payson Post

11 December 1837–28 December 1914 (Age 77)
Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Payson

When Edward Payson Post was born on 11 December 1837, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Capt Merritt Post, was 34 and his mother, Cynthia Ann Kelsey, was 31. He married Eliza M. Foster on 23 April 1867. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Kings, New York, United States in 1915. He died on 28 December 1914, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 77.

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Edward Payson Post
Eliza M. Foster
Marriage: 23 April 1867
Mr. Post
Daniel Merritt Post

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  • Marriage
    23 April 1867
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Fire Causes $1.5 Million in Damages
    Age 11
    """A fire in September of 1848 caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages to the city of Brooklyn. The fire consumed """"three churches, the post office, two newspaper offices, and other property."""""""
    1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils
    Age 24
    The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

    Name Meaning

    1 North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.2 North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (8)

    • Ed Payson Post in household of Merito Post, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Edward P Post in household of D Foster, "New York State Census, 1875"
    • Edward Post, "United States Census, 1870"

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